World Series all tied up

The World Series is tied at one game a piece between the Yankees, and the returning World Series champion Phillies. The Phillies won the first game 6-1, but it wasn’t the same for game two.

The game two starter for the Yankees was veteran pitcher A.J. Burnett. Burnett threw seven innings, only letting up four hits and one run. In those seven innings, Burnett had nine strikeouts and only walked two people.

On the other had old vet Pedro Martinez would like to forget this start. Pedro let up two homeruns, six hits, and three runs.

One of the two Yankee home runs was off the bat of Hideki Matsui. Matsui started in the lineup as DH instead of LF. Johnny Damon had the start in LF yesterday, although Damon was 0-4 during the game. The second home run was hit by hard hitting switch hitter Mark Teixeira in the fourth inning off Pedro Martinez.

The only RBI managed by the Phillies was by their veteran DH Matt Stairs. Stairs got his RBI with two outs and Chase Utley on base. The big bombers for the Phillies did very little. These “big bombers” were All-stars Chase Utley and Ryan Howard. The two of them were a combined 0-7 with 4 strikeouts and a walk. If the Phillies want to win the series, those two need to step up to the plate and deliver.